Miami R3: Ancic def. Monaco 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R3: Ancic def. Monaco 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1

W!MBLEDON
04-01-2008, 03:31 AM
juan :hug:

this was a thriller, ancic wasted three match points at *5-1 with unforced errors

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 03:31 AM
What a headache this caused me.. :tape:

Monaco and Ancic both see-sawed in the first set. Ancic served for the set at 5*-4 but was broken. Ended up taking it to a tiebreak.

In the second, Ancic had a dismal start and Monaco led by two breaks before surrendering one but closed it out on his serve.

In the final set their positions were reversed and Ancic started to serve a bit better. Monaco saved two match points. On the final match point, Ancic finally converted it with an ace :worship:

Overall, Monaco managed to dominate a bit better - he pretty much pinned Ancic to the back of the court most of the time but tended to get flustered easily by dubious calls.

Mario :D

NinaNina19
04-01-2008, 03:32 AM
Mario :yeah: :woohoo: !!!

croat123
04-01-2008, 03:33 AM
i'll take it :) good fight mario! get your serve together!!!

Ranger
04-01-2008, 03:34 AM
The second set wasn't necessary, Mario. I don't know what happend to him. :tape: But he was fighting, after 0:4 and BP Monaco he came back to 4:5, but Pico won this set.

Finally a great win for him and good Luck against Davydenko! :worship:

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 03:34 AM
I think the crucial point in this match was at *5:3 for Monaco in the tie-break. Ancic played extremely tough cross-court passing-shot from a position in which he normally loses the points - Monaco dived but he isn't Boris Becker :yeah:

Corey Feldman
04-01-2008, 03:35 AM
Hocemo!! :yippee: Hocemo!! :yippee:

Corey Feldman
04-01-2008, 03:36 AM
These two were born 1 day apart in March 1984 ..

Sunset of Age
04-01-2008, 03:37 AM
Thanks for the cash you winner. :silly:

Alex999
04-01-2008, 03:40 AM
Congrats to Ancic but he needs to be more efficient and less nervous when he is playing big points.

Alex999
04-01-2008, 03:41 AM
Hocemo!! :yippee: Hocemo!! :yippee:
what's that?

Marek.
04-01-2008, 03:41 AM
:yeah:

Voo de Mar
04-01-2008, 03:42 AM
These two were born 1 day apart in March 1984 ..

Monaco can't explain this loss because of Biorythms :p

Fee
04-01-2008, 03:43 AM
Mario :)

Stop taking so long to win your matches.

HoistDaColors
04-01-2008, 04:07 AM
:yippee::yippee:

good job super mario.

grandstand matches are so exciting today.

RagingLamb
04-01-2008, 04:08 AM
go mario

Action Jackson
04-01-2008, 05:06 AM
Good win for Mario and his comeback is progressing very well.

Have a party in Miami in Pico, then back to Bs As for Davis Cup.

WhataQT
04-01-2008, 05:43 AM
Good job Mario!

happy928
04-01-2008, 05:46 AM
MARIOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

:yeah:

fanancic
04-01-2008, 08:29 AM
well done mario, even if it was difficult!

Turquoise
04-01-2008, 09:05 AM
Very happy for Ancic. I like Monaco, but I'm glad that Ancic prevailed. It's inspiring to see his slow but steady progress following his debilitating illness, and his determination to fight for each result. Good luck against Davydenko.

jonny84
04-01-2008, 09:17 AM
:yeah: Mario.

stebs
04-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Nice job for Ancic and he has a nice chance to build up some good points here.

Ferrero Forever
04-01-2008, 11:03 AM
Both players are awesome, nice work by Ancic, but it's a shame Monaco had to lose. Hopefully Ancic can go further in this tournament

Deathless Mortal
04-01-2008, 12:02 PM
Well done Mario :yeah: :D
He should beat Kolya who had hard time beating Gulbis and Bolelli.
Idemo! :rocker2:

MuzzaWuzza
04-01-2008, 12:16 PM
Mario :rocker2:

Take care of this fixer now :(

Jadranka
04-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Hocemo!! :yippee: Hocemo!! :yippee:

Well said :yeah:

AJMOOOOOOOOOO!!! :woohoo:

Bilbo
04-01-2008, 12:55 PM
Ancic must be tired as hell

ryan23
04-01-2008, 12:55 PM
He is not called super Mario for nothing!

Fedexex
04-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Mario:rocker2::woohoo:

VolandriFan
04-01-2008, 01:49 PM
Juany :sobbing:

Decent tournament though, Ancic is no slouch. Well done Mario :yeah:

aeronatasha
04-01-2008, 02:01 PM
Mario :)